Hugh Abbot, the new Minister for Social Affairs devises a new policy - the Snooper Force. He wants to announce it to the press immediately, but on his way to the hastily called press meeting, he is told that the policy has been canned, leaving Hugh and his two policy advisors to come up with a new, totally free policy in half an hour.
Journalist Simon Hewitt attacks Abbot for being hopelessly out of touch with the real world, prompting Cullen and Reeder to set about devising a new `funky' policy. Unfortunately, things take a turn for the worse when they decide to pitch their ideas to a focus group.
Jealousy brews in the department over all the attention junior minister Dan Miller is getting from the press, while the success of the Housing Bill is threatened once details of Abbot's own living arrangements become public. Cullen attempts to resolve the problem as quickly and cleanly as possible, but the media smell a scandal and heads look certain to roll.